Gary Michaels


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  • 15 years ago

    Too frequently, pasta is the only vegetarian alternative at a restaurant. And too frequently, it's merely acceptable. But the spinach and cheese lasagna ($7.95) at Barnaby's Cafe (604 Fairview, 713-522-0106; 1701 South Shepherd, 713-520-5131; 414 ...

  • 16 years ago | Restaurant Reviews

    Here's a textbook example of what vegetarians love to complain about: I'm at my cousin's house for a family barbecue. Through some miracle of uncharacteristic courtesy, he has bought a package of vegetarian burgers with me in mind. He serves one o...

  • 16 years ago

    Fast food is always synonymous with inexpensive, but it doesn't have to mean mediocre, too. If you can face the lunchtime traffic, a remarkable bargain awaits at Raja Quality Restaurant & Sweets (5667 Hillcroft, 713-782-5667). Shield your eyes mom...

  • 16 years ago

    The cheese enchilada plate is a Tex-Mex mainstay, but try getting a vegetarian version that isn't tarted up with spinach or mushrooms. These slightly more exotic variations have their place, but they aren't going to win the hearts and minds of tho...

  • 16 years ago

    Man cannot survive on salads alone -- even if he's a vegetarian. What that man wants is a balanced meatless meal that fulfills basic nutritional needs and gratifies a few corporeal desires in the process. The fried tofu with curry and coconut sauc...

  • 16 years ago

    Wheat meat Hard-core Texas carnivores may sniff disapprovingly at the concept of meatless barbecue, but in the right hands, simple, unassuming wheat gluten can be turned into a convincing doppelgänger of its fleshy counterpart. You're never g...


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